Oklahoma Retains Personal Jurisdiction over Individuals Who Were Once Married
Video Transcribed: Do Oklahoma courts have jurisdiction over a party who has left the state? I’m Chickasha Lawyer Brian Glass, and I often ask, “Do the courts even have jurisdiction over my spouse or my ex-spouse at this point who has left the state?” And the answer to this question is yes.
Oklahoma retains personal jurisdiction over individuals who were once in a married or parental capacity within the state of Oklahoma, meaning that they were married in Oklahoma or had children in Oklahoma. They have adjudicated the parent or had parents during a marriage in Oklahoma.
And at a later time, then left the state. Well, the remaining spouse still has the power to serve that individual in whatever state they may be in, and that individual must answer to the jurisdiction of Oklahoma.
If you have personal jurisdiction questions, or this relates to your situation, or if you have any other questions at all, feel free to reach out to a Chickasha attorney at chickashalawyer.com.